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Amy Scollan comments on DIY and ‘quickie’ divorces and why they aren’t appropriate for UHNW clients in Citywealth

  • June 09, 2021
  • By Amy Scollan, Partner

When it comes to divorce, what the law states versus what is portrayed in the media, or shared among friends, can be difficult to discern. As lockdown slowly lifts in the UK and a flurry of divorce instructions are anticipated, Citywealth puts the record straight on four common myths with the help of some of the leading divorce lawyers in the UK.

Amy Scollan, partner at Hunters Law, commented:

“Since the introduction of the online divorce system, the system has improved and the process is now moving quite quickly. Whilst separating couples could navigate the online divorce process on their own, the advice is not to. “It’s quite tricky to navigate if you don’t know what the questions mean or what the effects are of ticking particular boxes. It’s not something I’d recommend, particularly if there is a lot of money involved.

“It’s not uncommon for solicitors to hear, “I’ve been speaking to a friend and this is what they got on their divorce”. Yet, taking advice from friends can be an unhelpful approach to divorce. Every case turns on its own facts, and “whilst a friend might be coming from a good place, their experience is unlikely to directly relate to another divorce case and their friendly advice might go against what the client and their lawyer is trying to achieve.”

Read the full article in Citywealth here

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